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Industry in West Michigan

Home to one of the most diverse markets in the U.S., West Michigan companies make everything from cell phone components to software. Browsing through our company database will show you that if you need it designed, programmed, or mass-produced, you’ll find a partner here.

Top 20 West Michigan Employers (2020)

Company Name Employee Count Description
Spectrum Health (HQ) 25,000 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
Meijer (HQ) 10,340 Supermarket Retail & Distribution
Mercy Health (Kent & Muskegon) 8,500 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Gentex Corporation (HQ) 5,800 Computer/Electronic Manufacturing
Gordon Food Service (HQ) 5,000 Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers
Amway Corporation (HQ) 3,791 Consumer Goods Manufacturing
Herman Miller Inc. (HQ) 3,621 Office Furniture Manufacturing
Perrigo Company 3,500 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Steelcase Inc.(HQ) 3,500 Office Furniture Manufacturing
Farmers Insurance Group 3,500 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carrier
Grand Valley State University (HQ) 3,306 Higher Education
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. (HQ) 3,000 Plastic Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Grand Rapids Public Schools (HQ) 2,800 Elementary and Secondary Schools
Arconic, Inc. 2,350 Metal Manufacturing
Hope Network 2,162 Non-Profit
Metro Health Hospital 2,100 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Roskam Baking Co. 2,090 Food Processing
Fifth Third Bank 2,062 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Haworth, Inc. 2,000 Furniture Manufacturing
SpartanNash (HQ) 2,000 Supermarket Retail & Distribution

Largest West Michigan Service and Financial Institutions

Company Employee Count Industry
Meijer (HQ) 10,343 Supermarket Headquarters, Retail & Distribution
Gordon Food Service (HQ) 5,000 Supermarket Headquarters, Retail & Distribution
Farmers Insurance Group 3,500 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carrier
SpartanNash (HQ) 2,000 Supermarket Headquarters, Retail & Distribution
Fifth Third Bank 2,062 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Priority Health (HQ) 1,279 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Independent Bank 800 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Mercantile Bank of Michigan 750 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Booking.com 550 Travel agencies and services
TCF Bank 500 Banking - Personal & Commercial

Top 10 Industries by Establishments (2017)

MSA West Michigan

Citations and Data Sources

* Companies with an (HQ) after their company name are headquartered in West Michigan.
*The MSA consists of the following counties: Barry, Kent, Montcalm and Ottawa.
**The West Michigan region consists of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

Top Employers data source: When possible, company employee numbers are obtained from company staff or websites. Other sources include press reporting and business reporting agencies.

All other data sources: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) / www.economicmodeling.com.